Tuesday, June 29, 2010

i have three weeks of summer before i head back to work.  one of those weeks i'll be visiting my family in missouri.  so i figure i have two weeks left to make my summer wishes come true.  here's the list of projects i started the summer with:

*finish my painting- a big painting i started has been sitting there for about a year waiting for me to take a day to finish it off

*paint the eiffel tower- and by that i mean, paint a sketchy black outline on a white background.  simple... easy...  hopefully.  after our trip to paris in the spring i've been longing for a good picture.

*make throw pillows for the new bench- done!  i always like to put things on my list that i already did to make me feel better.

*cook some new recipes- i haven't had time to cook in ages and i'm ready for some new stuff.  so far i made my mom's chile verde for the first time and some crock pot mac and cheese.  yum.

*paint the bedroom-

*make a paper wreath- check!   :)

*create my oasis on the new patio- plants, wind chimes, etc.

*make a baby carrier wrap and some baby blankets for my newly pregnant friend, sarah.

*finish these books:

wish me luck!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

i wanted to post earlier, but i'm at a resort in tucson this weekend for my husband's work.  a fancy resort.  so fancy that internet is $10.95 for 24 hours!  so i found a sweet spot in the hotel lobby where the internet is free and here i am. 

the last few days i was working on some fancy throw pillows that i'd had in my head for awhile.   this one i had seen at pier 1 and it was quite a project.  it wasn't hard but took a long time, so i'll post a tutorial soon so you can learn from my mistakes!

then i had seen this photo and loved the idea, but i'm not big on bows, so the purple one is my version.

i lined up the pillows where i wanted them on this great bench that paul's mom got us.  i showed paul and he said, "i really like the green one you made the best because it's flat and won't get all in my face."  of course, that is the only one i didn't make... i got it at world market...  but he's too practical for his own good so i'm not too highly offended! 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

it is amazing what i can get done when i don't have to go to work!  my summer break officially started friday, and after a great camping trip, i'm ready to get back to my crafting, blogging, and relaxing.  things had been hectic with classes, work and a move, but now i'm feeling a bit more settled and my new house is in need of some craftiness. 

after searching high and low for my glue gun, i found it, next to the bottle of honey i'd also been searching for.  in the closet in our workout room....  then i set off to work on this wreath i had been wanting to make for months.  the original tutorial is here at living with lindsey.

and today i feel like sewing...   hmmm....